Andre Drummond? Donovan Mitchell? Rudy Gobert? Confused? We take a look at some targets and value picks from DraftKings’ featured slate on Sunday.
Donovan Mitchell, UTA at TOR, $8,200
In 2017, Mitchell played an average of 33.4 minutes per game. In 2018, it went up to 33.7. This season, that average has jumped to 34.8, an indicator he’s an integral part of the Jazz lineup more than ever. His numbers have proportionately increased as well; he’s now averaging 25.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, well over his career averages in all statistics. Expect similar numbers considering this will be a tough game for Utah in Toronto.
Dennis Schroder, OKC at NOP, $5,700
With more than 15 points per game off the bench, Schroder has been a key offensive weapon for the Thunder. This production is particularly important with Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander struggling from the field. Schroder has scored 20 or more points in three of his previous five games, including a 25-point game with seven assists against New Orleans on Friday. This has increased his DraftKings’ average to 27.8 points per game.
Eric Paschall, GSW at ORL, $5,400
This young Warriors team has made for some compelling viewing. Watching them close out games hasn’t. Still, the one bright spot for the Warriors through this frustrating period has been Paschall’s spirit. He has scored a combined 42 points in his last two games – against the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls. He’s shooting 50% from the field, with an average of 17 points a game and 27.1 DraftKings points. He might have another game with close to 20 points in Orlando.
Bryn Forbes, SAS at DET, $4,400
Priced at just $4,400 for a starter from San Antonio makes Forbes an attractive proposition. The Spurs’ preferred method of distributing the ball effectively and making that extra pass is the reason for Forbes’ selection here because he gets ample opportunity to contribute. He has played 20 or more minutes in every game so far this season. Apart from the occasional bad day (and the Spurs have already had a few this year), he has chipped in with double-digit scoring frequently.